Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon was accused by a California woman in a lawsuit on Monday of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The lawsuit alleges that Moon, 61, forced her to wear a thong and share a bed with him on business trips in addition to grabbing her crotch while on a trip in Seattle and pulling her swimsuit off after drugging her while on a trip in Mexico — all in 2017, The Washington Post reported.
Wendy Haskell, 32, was hired as Moon’s executive assistant at Sports 1 Marketing, a sports marketing firm, in July of this year and accompanied him on a weekly basis when he traveled for a variety of work-related events. Haskell claims that Moon demoted her after she complained about his alleged sexual behavior toward her during the trip to Mexico in October.
Moon had a famed career starring as a quarterback, which began when he led the University of Washington to a Rose Bowl win in 1978.
After playing in the Canadian Football League for several years, Moon moved to the NFL where he had a nearly two-decade-long career.
Moon’s most significant stint came when he smashed numerous passing records while playing for the Houston Oilers from 1984 to 1993. Moon also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, and Seattle Seahawks before he retired at the age of 44 in 2000.
The Post notes that this is not the first time that Moon has run into legal trouble for his alleged actions toward women. In 1995, he was accused of sexual harassment by a Vikings cheerleader for allegedly offering her "cash for sex"; the lawsuit was quickly settled out of court.
Just two months later, Moon was arrested after his wife claimed he slapped and choked her at their home. Moon admitted to reporters to making a "tremendous mistake," but his wife declined pressing charges and the two reconciled. "Authorities in Texas charged Moon with assault anyway, but he was acquitted by a jury after his wife testified that she had provoked the fight. They divorced in 2001," the Post reports.